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My Daily Digest: January 11, 2021

Carbon market set to grow Market watchers are predicting the price of carbon will rise dramatically in New Zealand this year and will have a major impact on the economy.

Agriculture isn’t part of the Emissions Trading Scheme now, but with the price per unit for carbon rising from around $20 to $35 – and predicted to go even higher – farmers will want to keep an eye on how this market unfolds.

It makes planting trees even more enticing as it costs about $25 a tonne, giving considerable returns.

There’s been plenty of industry opposition to the loss of livestock production to forestry in recent years, but shrewd operators will be looking at ways to incorporate trees into a diversified and resilient farming business.

Money talks, and with the Financial Times calling carbon pricing a “one-way bet” that chatter could soon become a roar.


Bryan Gibson 


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